Old EnglishspEnglish
Graith n.(Obs.)a state of preparation, condition, readiness, good order, arrangement, proper order, without delay. 2. equipment in general, apparel, attire, article of dress, clothes, gear. 3. armour, harness. 4 possessions in general, wealth, money. 5. things, stuff, accoutrements, materials, equipment, furniture, etc. 6. "the graith :the truth.
Graith vbTo make ready, prepare, arrange, disentangle”), from Proto-Germanic *garaidijaną ‎(“to prepare, put in order”). Cognate with Old English ġerǣdan ‎'to arrange, dispose, order, provide for, harness". 2. (obs) to make ready; prepare; put in order; make fit for use.  3. (obs) to dress (someone or oneself) or be dressed.
Graith adj"Do in Graith" - to put into readiness.
Graith phr"Graith in the Grave" - give burial to.
Graith phr"In Graith" - in proper order.
Graith phr"Out of Graith" - out of order.
GraithfuladjPrompt, speedy, ready.
Graithing nPrearition, furnishing. 2. furniture, attire.
Graithness nReadiness, prompitude.
Grame n.Anger, wrath, ire, grief. 2. sorrow, harm, troubles.
Gramely adjWrathful, angrily, furiously, grievous.
Grass nHerbage, plants grown for cattle to eat, to cover lawns; turf; pasture for grazing cattle. 2. an old usage for spring or early summer, the time when grass grows as in, 'she is five years old this grass'. 3. a police informer (slang).
Grass vbTo lay out on the grass; to knock down. 2(slang) to act as a grass or informer, to betray; to report on (criminals etc) to the authorities. 3. to cover with grass or with turf. 4. to expose, as flax, on the grass for bleaching, etc. 5. to bring to the grass or ground; to land; as 'to grass a fish'.
Grass phr"As Green as Grass" - naive, immature, inexperienced, easily deceived.
Grass phr"Give Grass" - to yield, surrender.
Grass phr"Go to Grass" - be stuck in the ground.
Grass phr"Grass is Always Greener in an Other Man's Field" - a saying: people are inclined to think that in another country, things are better, happier than in his own country.
Grass phr"Grass On Somebody" - inform on somebody to the police or authorities.
Grass phr"Grass Up" - see 'grass on'
Grass phr"Green as Grass" - naive, inexperienced.
Grass phr"Keep Off the Grass" - allow the grass to grow & stop smoking "grass": marijuana.
Grass phr"Let the Grass Grow Under One's Feet" - procrastinate, waste time.
Grass phr"Not Let Grass Grow Under One's Feet" - not let inertia or delay spoil something.
Grass phr Pluck the Grass to Know Where the Wind Sits - interpret signs of the times.
Grass phr"Put Out to Grass" - make somebody retire from work, or some other activity or pursuit.
Grass phr"Snake in the Grass" - somebody who is deceitful, untrustworthy.
Grass phr"Under the Grass" - dead, in the grave, tomb.
Grass-bed nThe grave.
Grass-blade nA narrow leaf of a grass. 2. the thin, flat part of a plant leaf, attached to a stem.
Grass-cloth nA wall covering made for fibres of jute, rushes or other grasses.
Grass-eater n(Slang and ethic slur) a white person , esp. Irish (green) persons. 2. a law enforcement person who accepts bribes. 3. a herbivore, or similar grazing, phoephagous animal, as a yak. 4. a vegan or vegetarian.
Grasser nA grass or police informer.
Grass-feeding nGraminovorous.
Grassfire nA fire burning over grass or grassland.
Grassgreen adjThe color of grass; green as grass.
Grassgrown adjOvergrown with grass.
Grasshopper nJumping, chirping insect. 2. fig, a term of derision or reproach, noisy & flighty.
Grasshopper-like adjResembling or characteristic of a grasshopper.
Grassiness nThe state or character of being grassy.
Grassland nLand producing grass. 2. pasture or grazing land. 3. land reserved for pasturage or mowing. 4. land in which grass grows abundantly, as the American prairies.
Grassless adjLacking or devoid of grass.
Grasslike adjThat has the characteristic of grass.
Grassy adjCovered with grass. 2. resembling grass.
Grass-roots nThe rural section of a country; the hinterland. 2. used to denote that which is rooted in the earth, i.e. that which has its origins among the peasantry or common folk.
Grass-roots adjOf or pertaining to the rural section of a country. 2. ordinary but influential members of a group or organization. 3. the basic level, the natural, or popular sources from which a society, art, political system, etc must draw its strength.
Grass-silver nMoney paid for the agistment of animals.
Grass-snake nHarmless British snake
Grass-widow nWife whose husband is away from her; sometimes one takes on lovers in his absence. 2. a woman who is separated from her husband for causes other than death. 3. a woman whose husband is temporarily absent.
Grass-widower nA husband whose wife is away from him; sometimes who one takes on lovers in her absence. 2. a husband who is separated from his wife for causes other than death.
Grass-widowhood nThe condition where a wife whose husband is away from her; and she sometimes takes on lovers in his absence. 2. the state where a woman who is separated from her husband for causes other than death. 3. cuckoldry.
Grassy adjCovered or abounding with grass. 2. consisting of grass; resembling grass in colour and smell. 3. pertaining to, consisting of or resembling grass.
Grave nHole or excavation dug for a dead body; monument on this; death. 2. place of burial; a tomb. 3. 'The grave" - Hades, death or ruin. 3. the abode of the dead.
Grave vbTo carve with a chisel, engrave, sculpture. 2. to impress deeply , as in the memory.
Grave phr"Bear a Mark to one's Grave" - all one's life.
Grave phr"Dig One's Own Grave" - be in difficulty because of one's own misguided actions.
Grave phr"Dig the Grave Of" - to cause ruin, downfall, the end of a person or thing.
Grave phr"Enough to Make One Turn in Their Grave" - said when something happens to which the deceased person would have strongly objected.
Grave n"Find One's Grave" - to meet one's death.
Grave phr"Grave the Ship" - to burn accretions and filthy substances from the bottom of a ship.
Grave phr"Have One Foot in the Grave": of persons: old and often sickly; to dig the grave of: to ruin, cause downfall of, the end of person. 2. to be dying.
Grave phr"Into the Grave of Hell" - into the lowest depth.
Grave phr"Someone is Walking on My Grave" - feeling of uneasiness that causes one to shiver.
Grave phr"To the Grave" - till or until death.
Grave-born adjBorn of a grave, as a 'ghost'.
Grave-cloth nPall of the coffin.
Grave-clothes nThe clothes or wrapping in which a dead body is interred..
Grave-digger nOne who digs grave as an occupation.
Grave-digging nThe occupation of digging grave.
Grave-field nBurial place, cemetery, necropolis, still-hill, grave-ground.
Grave-ground nBurail place, cemetery, necropolis, still-hill, grave-ground..
Grave-hill nCemetery and or grave on a hill; still-hill.
Graveless adjWithout a grave; not buried or interred.
Grave-like adjresembling a grave or tomb. 2. sobre, gloomy, morbid.
Gravemaker nA monumental mason.
Graveman nSexton
Gravemarker nA gravestone or other permanently fixed object to indicate the location of a grave.
Grave-mound nBurial mound, also grave-barrow, grave-hillock, tumulus, barrow, indicating site of interment
Grave-neighbour n"The cold company of his grave(-)neighbour". 2. neighbours in death - the state of those buried beside one another, regardless of relationship or kinship.
Grave-riven adjFull of graves.
Graveside nSpot very near to a grave.
Gravestead nBurial place, tomb, grave.
Gravestone nHeadstone, tombstone, foot-stone, monument on grave. 2. a stone coffin. 3. a stone or memorial placed over a grave or at the entrance to a tomb.
Graveward adjTendering towards death and the grave and death
Grave wax nA waxy substance found on corpses; adipocere. 2. a brown, fatty, waxy substance (fatty acid) that forms on dead animal tissue in response to hydrolysis.
Graveyard nCemetery, necropolis, memorial parks, burial place.
Graveyard-minded adjSpooky, eerie, cemeterial.
Graveyard-shift nEtymology: by association of the eerie, cold and silent properties of both the night and graveyards. 2. work performed between midnight and dawn. 3. a night shift at a factory, radio station, and other places of work, especially from midnight till 8am.
Grave-yard watch nThe middle watch of a ship from midnight till
Gray adjSee 'grey'
Gray-beard nAn old man, or one with a gray beard.
Gray hat nIn the computer community a skilled hacker who sometimes acts legally and in goodwill and sometimes not. They are a hybrid between a black hacker and a white hacker. They hack for no personal gain and do not have malicious intentions, but not commit crimes. See: "white-hacker, black hacker, and red hacker"
Grayish adjSomewhat gray or greyish.
Grayly adjIn a gray, grey way.
Grayness nThe state or quality of being gray.
Gray-out nA temporary loss or blurring of vision caused by oxygen deficiency ; noted especially by pilots subjected to high acceleration.
Graze nThe act of cropping or feeding upon growing grass, pasture.
Graze vbTo feed on grass, to put to pasture. 2. to put cattle, etc to feed on grass and herbage. 3. to tend to cattle at pasture.
Grazing nPasture.
Greade nBosom, lap; also Grede
Great adjOld English great "big, tall, thick, stout, massive; coarse," from West Germanic *grautaz "coarse, thick" cognates: Old Saxon grot, Old Frisian grat. large, big, important, preeminent, distinguished.
Great vbTo become great, thick, large, or increase. 2. to become pregnant
Great phr"Be Great At" - to have great skill in.
Great phr"Great and Small" - people of all ranks, grades of office, importance.
Great phr"Great Minds Think Alike" - similar ideas and views are shared by clever people (said in a jocular way). 2. said (humorously) when two people have the same opinion and make the same choice.
Great phr"I'm the Greatest" - I am better than anyone else.
Great phr"That's Great" - that is excellent.
Great phr"The Great and the Good" - often in irony, distinguished and worthy people.
Great phr"The Great I Am" - a person who thinks he or she is very important.
Great phr"The Great Unwashed" - the lower classes; the masses; hoi polloi. 2. members of the beatnik and hippy movements. 3. youth collectively.
Great ape nAn ape of the family Hominidae, includes chimpanzees, gorillas and orangutans.
Great Bear nA bright circumpolar asterism of the northern sky, said to resemble a large bear. It is part of the constellation Ursa Major; see Charles Wain; the Plough; the Wain.
Great Britain nGreat Britain is the name for the island that comprises England, Scotland, and Wales, although the term is also used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom. The United Kingdom is a political unit that includes these countries and Northern Ireland. The British Isles is a geographical term that refers to the United Kingdom, Ireland, and surrounding smaller islands such as the Hebrides and the Channel Islands
Great Dane nA mastiff known for it great size, bred in Germany to hunt bears and large game.
Great-day nDay of judgement, doomsday.
Great Deal nA large amount or number, a big deal
Greaten vbTo become pregnant. 2. to render great or greater in size or amount. 3. to increase, augment, enlarge, magnify. 3. to render eminent, prominent, distinguished or important. 4. to increase in rank or power of. 5. to exalt mentally or spiritually, to elevate or ennoble the mind. 6. of material or immaterial things, to increase in size, dimension, or extent, to assume large proportion.
Greatening nThe making greater and advancement of oneself; as, ' as you go on your greatening way.'
Greater adjUsed to refer to a region or place together with the surrounding area, as 'Greater London".
Greater phr"Greater than" - the symbol used to show inequality between two numbers or expressions; for example 5 > 3; 104> 107.
Greater n"The Greater" - those of a greater size, importance, eminence.
Greater good nThe benefit of the public of more than oneself; that which is better and more correct.
Greaterness nThe condition or quality of being great.
Great-go nIn British Universities, the final examination for a degree.
Great hall nThe main room of a palace, castle or large manor.
Great-heart adjHigh-spirited, proud, having a noble or generous heart, soul. 2. magnaminious
Great-hearted adjHaving high-spirited, proud. 2. having a noble or generous heart or spirit, magnanimous, noble-souled.
Great-heartedness nHigh-spirit, nobility or generosity of heart, magnanimity.
Greathood nGreatness.
Great house nA large house or mansion with luxurious appointments and great retinues of indoor and outdoor staff, esp. of those at the turn of the C20th.
Great Hundred nThe 'Hundred' of six score (120) used in the Germanic languages before the C15th. The number was simply described as 100and translated into Latin in German-speaking countries as centum. the qualifier 'long' is now added because present day English uses the word 'hundred' to exclusively refer to the number of (5 score/100) instead.
Greatish adjSomewhat or rather great in various senses..
Great kind nOf great or noble birth.
Great Lake nThe Atlantic ocean, "The Ditch'.
Great Leap Forward nAn attempt begun in 1958 by the leadership of the People Republic of China to transform China into a modern socialist state.
Greatly adjGreat; by a considerable amount..
Greatly advIn a great way or manner. 2. in or to a great degree.
Great-minded adjMagnanimous.
Great minds nThe highest minds.
Great Mother nCybele
Greath-mouthed adjLoud, bragging, bodacious, boastful.
Greatness nThe state, condition, or quality of being great; as greatness of mind. 2. obs. pride, haughtiness.
Great-road nHighway, freeway, autobahn.
Great room nA room space within a place which combines the specific functions of several of the more traditional room spaces into a singular united space.
Great SatannThe Devil, Lucifer
Great Sea nThe Mediterranean Sea.
Great-thought nMaxim, apothegm.
Great toe nThe big toe.
Great Wall n'The Great Wall of China" - a monumental wall constructed (249- 209) in China, extending 1,500 miles between China proper and Mongolia.
Great war nWorld War One.
Great Wen n'The Great Wen' is a disparaging nickname for London. The term was coined in the 1820s by William Cobbett, the radical pamphleteer and champion of rural England. Cobbett saw the rapidly growing city as a pathological swelling on the face of the nation. (A "wen" a sebaceous cyst.) The term is quoted in his 1830 work Rural Rides: "But, what is to be the fate of the great wen of all? The monster, called, by the silly coxcombs of the press, 'the metropolis of the empire?'"
Great White Father nA term of address originally used by the American first folk to refer to the President of the US, now used transfigurative and ironical.
Great White North nCanada
Great White Way nThe Great White Way: Broadway in NY City, in reference to it's brilliant street illumination.
Greatwort nInula helenium
Great Year nA term that some ancient civilizations use to describe the slow procession of the equinox through twelve houses of the ancient Zodiac, a period that takes 24,000 years.
Greave n.O.E.Branches, twigs, brushwood, thicket.
Greaves nRefuse from tallow used in pet food, etc
Grede vbTo cry out, cry, shout out, wail. 2. said of male birds, to crow. 3. of persons, to utter, cry, sing a song; to announce with a loud voice (stevven), proclaim. 4. to beg loudly, implore, accuse another. 5. to accuse of a crime.
Greding nCrying, wailing, supplication
Greed nEager and selfish desire, greediness, avarice. 2. greedily eat, hungrily eat; a greedy guts
Greedhead nAn avaricious person; greedy guts.
Greedily advExcessively or inordinately desirous of wealth. 2. having the strong desire to acquire to possess money or things, esp. wishing to possess more than one needs.
Greediness nThe wish of desiring excessive or inordinate wealth. 2. the having the strong desire to acquire to possess money or things, esp. wishing to possess more than one needs.
Greedlock nWhere a minority of wealth-takers are going unchallenged in their sacking of wealth the people have jointly produce.
Greeds nCoarse grass, straw, manure
Greedy adjEager to obtain; avaricious; grasping. 2. having a an excessive appetite for food and drink. 3. gluttonous, insatiable, ravenous, selfish, voracious.
Greedy guts nA voracious eater, glutton, one who gormandizes.
Greedy-minded adjAcquisitive, covetous, greedy, miserly, mean.
Greek nOld English Grēcas ‘the Greeks’, from Latin Graeci, the name given by the Romans to the people who called themselves the Hellenes, from Greek Graikoi, which according to Aristotle was the prehistoric name of the Hellenes. 2. the Indo-European language of the Greeks. 3. Greek language and literature from the middle of the eighth century BC to the end of the third century AD, especially the Attic Greek of the fifth and fourth centuries BC. 4. a native or inhabitant of Greece. 5. a person of Greek ancestry. 6. informal A member of a fraternity or sorority that has its name composed of Greek letters. 7. something that is unintelligible..
Greek adjOf or relating to Greece or its people, language, or culture
Greek phr"All Greek to Me" - some is incomprehensible or difficult to understand.
Greekdom nThe realm or world of Greece and the Greek people.
Greek fire nA highly flammable substance of unknown composition first used by the Greeks of Constantinople in the 7th century C.E. to set fire to enemy ships, buildings etc.  2. Grecian fire
Greek-god nA paragon of male physical beauty.
Greeking adjGreeking is a style of displaying or rendering text or symbols, not always from the Greek alphabet. Greeking obscures portions of a work for the purpose of either emphasizing form over details or displaying placeholders for unavailable content. The name is a reference to the phrase "Greek to me", meaning something that one cannot understand, so that it might as well be in a foreign language.
Greekish adjSomewhat resembling things and ways Greek.
Greekishly advIn accordance with Greekdom.
Greekless adjHaving no knowledge of the greek language.
Greeklike adjresembling the ancient Greek language or culture or some aspect of it.
Greekling nA small, insignificant or contempible Greek.
Greeklish adjA portmanteau of the words of greek and english. 2. the Greek language written in the English alphabet. 3. informally used for the non-standard language variety used by bi-lingual speakers of Greek and English.
Greekness adjThe state or quality of being Greek.
Green nThe colour of growing foliage, as well as other plant cells containing chlorophyll; the colour between yellow and blue in the visible spectrum; one of the primary additive colour for transmitted light; the colour obtained by subtracting red and blue from white light using cyan and yellow filters. 2. politics, member of a green party; an environmentalist. 3. golf) a putting green, the part of a golf course near the hole. 4. (bowls) the surface upon which bowls is played. 5. (snooker) one of the colour balls used in snooker, with a value of 3 points. 6. In Britain, a public patch of land in the middle of a settlement. 7. a grassy plain; a piece of ground covered with verdant herbage. 8. (chiefly in the plural) fresh leaves or branches of trees or other plants; wreaths. 9. any substance or pigment of a green colour. 10. slang, marijuana. 11. money
Green vbTo desire earnestly, to long after, or envy. 2. to make (something) green, to turn (something) green. 2. to become or grow green in colour. 3. to add green spaces to (a town). 4. to become environmentally aware. 5. to make (something) environmentally friendly.
Green adjHaving the spectrum colour between blue and yellow; having green as its color. 3.(fig, of people) sickly, unwell. 2. unripe, said of certain fruits that change color when they ripen. 3. (fig, of people) inexperienced. 4. (fig, of people) naïve or unaware of obvious facts. 5. (fig, of people) overcome with envy. 6. (fig,) environmentally friendly. 7. (cricket)describing a pitch which, even if there is no visible grass, still contains a significant amount of moisture. 8. (dated) Of bacon or similar smallgoods: unprocessed, raw, un-smoked; not smoked or spiced. 9. (dated) not fully roasted; half raw. 10. of freshly cut wood or lumber that has not been dried: containing moisture and therefore relatively more flexible or springy. 11. (wine) high or too high in acidity. 12. full of life and vigour; fresh and vigorous; new; recent, as a 'green manhood'; 'a green wound'. 13. (Filipino English ) describing something with a sexual connotation
Green phr "As Green as a Gooseberry' - (gooseberry origin uncertain)
Green phr"As Green as Grass" - naive, inexperienced, immature, easily deceived.
Green phr"Be Green and Wan" - pale and sickly, esp. bilious.
Green phr"Be In a Green Tree" - under conditions not involving distress or hardship.
Green phr"Give the Green Light" - to grant permission to.
Green phr"Have Green Fingers" - be good at gardening.
Green phr"Keep the Bones Green" - to maintain good health.
Green phr"See Green In One's Eyes" - signs of inexperience or gullibility.
Green phr"To be Green" - to be naive.
Green phr "The Green, White and Gold" - the republic of Ireland's flag.
Green phr"Turn Green" - to become envious.
Green phr"You Would Believe that the Moon is Made of Green Cheese" - you would believe the most absurd thing imaginable
Greenacre n(law) A placeholder name of a fictitious or hypothetical estate in land commonly used to discuss the rights of various parties to a piece of real property.
Green alder nA tree of the genus Alnus, 'alnus viridos'.
Green-back nOne of the class of legal tender of the United States, so called because it is printed in green. 2. the golden plover.
Green bean nThe immature pod of any kind of bean plant, eaten as a vegetable. 2. the immature pods of numerous varieties of the common bean, 'Phaseolus vulgaris'
Green-belt nA strip of recreational unoccupied land, encircling a community as a protection against objectionable property uses.
Green blindness nDeuteranopia.
Greenbody nAn object composed of a ceramic compound, usually clay or powder, before it has been fired.
Greenbone nThe Greenbone: the garfish
Green-briar nGreen brier, any of several American prickly woody vines of the genus 'Smilax' .
Green build vbTo design and construct to be ecologically correct by using resources efficiently, using internal recycling, renewable energy sources, recyclable or biodegradable construction materials, and blending in with the local environment, particularly in out-of-town locations. The aims are to reduce to a minimum the environmental impact, and to take human health factors into consideration.
Green building nA building designed to be ecologically correct by using resources efficiently, using internal recycling, renewable energy sources, recyclable or biodegradable construction materials, and blending in with the local environment, particularly in out-of-town locations. The aims are to reduce to a minimum the environmental impact, and to take human health factors into consideration.
Green burials nEnsuring that burial sites remain as natural as much as possible in all respects.
Green cloth n(Informally)- the green covering of a billiard and gaming table. 2. (informally) - a billiard or gaming table.
Green Christmas nA mild Christmas without snow or frost.
Green crop nCrop used as fodder in a green state rather than as hay etc.
Green earth nA clay containing small amounts of manganese and iron, used as a pigment in dyeing and as abase for some green lakes.
Greened adjRendered green; covered with verdure.
Greener nAn inexperienced workman, esp. a foreigner in search of work.
Green-eyed adjViewing anything with jealousy, the eye of jealously. 2. influenced by jealously.
Green-eyes nOne who views everything with envy, as an "Old Green Eyes'.
Green fallow nLand rendered mellow and clear from weeds, by cultivating some green crop, as turnip, potatoes.
Green feed nGrazing of cattle, sheep etc. on green pastures, such as lucerne.
Greenfield nOriginally used in construction and development in reference that land has never been used (e.g. green or new) and where there is no need to demolish or rebuild any existing structures.
Green-finger(s)nOne unusually successful in making plants grow; a green-thumb.
Green fingered adjHaving considerable ability and talent to growing plants.
Green fly adjA very small, pale green insect that often harms or destroys plants; an aphid.
Green glass nBottle glass; the viscid melted used for making bottles.
Green Goddess nA British Army fire-engine.
Green gold nAn alloy of gold, silver and copper in varying proportions, ranging from 14 to 18 carats in fineness, the deepest shade being of 18 carats; used in jewelry.
Greengoods nCounterfeit American currency notes. 2. vegetables and green fruits; green-groceries; greenware, greenworts.
Green-head nA young, immature or untrained intellect. 2. a raw, green, inexperienced person, simpleton, ignoramus.
Greenheaded adjYoung, immature or untrained. 2. raw, inexperienced, mentally unalert, simple, ignorant, dull-minded.
Greenhearted adjHaving a a green centre, as a green stone such as emerald. 2. having a 'green' or bushy area in a city.
Greenhood nState of being green or verdant. 2, greenness.
Green-horn nA new, inexperienced person, tyro, novice.
Green-house adjA building having glass walls and roof, for the protection and propagation of plants.
Green-houselike adjSimilar or resembling a greenhouse.
Green-in-earth adjJust buried or interred.
Greening nThe process of becoming green or covered with verdure. 2. the process of rendering or imparting a green colour.
Greening adjGreening or becoming green. 2. that causes green.
Greenish adjSomewhat or a little bit green. (in various senses).
Greenishly adjSomewhat green or verdure.
Greenishness nThe state or appearance of being green.
Green-keeping nThe maintenance and care of bowling greens, golf courses, sporting fields etc.
Greenland nThe largest island in the world, off North east North America,
Greenlander nA person who is a native or resident of Greenland.
Greenlane n(Britain) - any of several types of wide unsurfaced paths through the countryside, esp. the ancient ones once used for herding animals.
Green lea nA green valley or dale.
Green-lead ore nPyromorphite
Green light n.A green signal used in the control of traffic and indicating that traffic may proceed. 2. colloquially approval or authorization of an intended action; permission to proceed on a course of action.
Greenlight vbTo give permission for someone to take a course of action.
Greenline nTo ease access to service to residents in specific areas, particularly by designating such areas as suitable for real-estate lending and property insurance.
Greenline vbA false misleading picture of environmental friendliness used to conceal
Greenlung nAn area of natural parkland within an urban region supposed to replenish the air with oxygen.
Greenly adjWith a green colour; with green vegetation. 2. so as to look green. 3. of growing vegetation: freshly vigorous, youthfully. 3. in an inexperienced or unskilled way; unskillfully with a simplicity.
Greenman nA symbol of a human figure illuminated green at a pedestrian crossing to indicate a time to cross. 2. a man dressed up in greenery to represent a wild man of the woods or seasonal fertility. 3. a fresh, raw or inexperienced way.
Green Monday nA worldwide platform for all parties passionate about plant-based life-styles.
Greenness adjThe state or quality of being green. 2. the condition of being raw, inexperienced, untrained.
Green-room nThe common waiting room for performers in a theater when they are off stage.
Green roof nA green roof or living roof is a roof of a building that is partially or completely covered with vegetation and a growing medium, planted over a waterproofing membrane. It may also include additional layers such as a root barrier and drainage and irrigation systems.
Green sand nEither of two green-colored sandstone strata of the Cretaceous. system:
Green-shank nTringa nebularia, a European sandpiper
Greenshirt nA member of Canada's Social Credit Party, which was thought by its opponents to resemble a fascist movement , at least in style, if not presentation. 2. sometimes used to refer to th eIron Guard Death squads in Romania.
Greensick adjMorbidly sick, bilious.
Green-sickness nChlorosis: an enemic disease which mostly affects young women about the age of puberty with a pale green tinge to their complexion.
Green-side nGrassy land, pasture, grass
Green-spot nA plot of land, covered by vegetation.
Greenstick adjA seroius and painful bone fracture.
Greenstone nAny green stone, but usually comprising greenish coloured rocks containing feldspar or augite, such as diorite and varieties of jade.
Greensward nTurf green with grass.
Greenth nVerdure.
Green thumb nSuccess or skill in making plants grow easily
Green-to-green adjDescribing the condition in which two sea-going ships traveling in opposite directions pass each other on their starboard sides, making their green navigation lights face each other
Greenward adjTowards an ecologically friendly situation.
Greenware nGreenstuffs, vegetation, herbage. 2. in pl. a commercial term for green vegetables; green goods, greenworts.
Greenwash nA false or misleading picture of environmental friendliness used to conceal or obscure damaging activities.  
Greenwash ‎vbTo disseminate such information about false or misleading picture of environmental friendliness used to conceal or obscure damaging activities.
Greenwashing nGreenwashing is the practice of making an unsubstantiated or misleading claim about the environmental benefits of a product, service, technology or company practice. Greenwashing can make a company appear to be more environmentally friendly than it really is
Greenwater nThe precipitation on land that does not run off or recharge the groundwater but is stored in the soil or temporarily stays on top of the soil or vegetation. Eventually, this part of precipitation evaporates or transpires through plants. Green water can be made productive for crop growth (although not all green water can be taken up by crops, because there will always be evaporation from the soil and because not all periods of the year or areas are suitable for crop growth).
Greenwave nA series of traffic lights (usually three or more) coordinated to allow continuous traffic flow in one main direction over several intersections
Greenwax nA seal of green wax attesting a document formerly issued by the exchequer to a sheriff. 2. a document attested by green wax. 3. the fines or amercement collected by virtue of such (a document attested by green wax).
Greenway nA way covered with verdure; hence, fig. a pleasant path or vista.
Greenweed nA small Eurasia shrub having clusters of yellow flowers that yield a dye; common as a weed in Britain and the United States and sometimes grown as an ornamental. 2. also known as dyer's greenweed, dyer's broom, woadwaxen, whin.
Greenwood nA forest; a forest in leaf.
Greenwort nThe sneeze wort, achillea pharmica.
Greenworts nVegetables, greens.
Greeny n(sl) - the curtain of a theatre. 2. a greenhorn at university. 3. an environmentalist (a greenie).
Greeny adjVerdant; fig. vigorously green.
Greenyard nIn Britain an enclosure for holding stray animals.
Greet nOne greets or cries out. 2. a greeter, one who salutes.
Greet vbTo weep, cry, lament, grieve; to shed tears (although rarely said of the eye). 2. to cry out, or call out in supplication or anger. 3. to weep, lament, wail. 4. to beseech a person with tears.
Greet phr"Greet With" - offer, in for of a welcome, jeering, applause, etc.
Greeteth vbPast particle of greet.
Greeting nLamentation, weeping; the action of lamentation or weeping.
Greeting adjThat greets or salutes.
Greetingful adjSorrowful; tearful.
Greeting-less adjWithout greeting or welcome.
Greetingly advIn a salutatory manner. 2. that weeps or greets.
Greets nGreetings.
Greeve nSee 'Grieve"
Greme vbOE: gremian. - to anger, or vex. 2. to become angry or vexed.
Greming nThe action of angering or vexing; causing rage
GremthenAnger, rage, vexation.
Grey nGrey horse of a light gray or whitish color. 2. clothing that is a grey color. 3. a neutral achromatic color midway between white and black. 4. any organization or party whose uniforms or badges are grey
Grey vbMake grey or render grey in color. 2. turn grey in color.
Grey adjBlack and white colors mixed together with little or no positive hue, hoary, hence old aged. 2. epithet of (a) the Cisterician monks, because of the colour of their habits, the grey friars. 3. of a horse, having a grey coat. 4. of the badger: (the grey). 5. ancient, old, mature.
Grey phr"In the Grey" - unburnished.
Grey phr"The Grey Mare is the Better Horse" - the wife rules the husband.
Grey-back nA confederate soldier in the American Civil War. 2. the grey whale, the hooded crow.
Grey-beard nA man with a grey beard; hence (often used in contempt) of an elderly or dottery man. 2. a large stoneware jug for spirits.
Grey-board nThick grey paper used as a packaging or for artwork. 2. a board made entirely for waste pape and packaging purposes..
Grey-body nA body with constant emissivity over all wavelengths and temperatures. Such an ideal body does not exist in practice but the assumption is a good approximation for many objects used in engineering.
Grey-eyed adjDull, without hue, applied poetically to the early morning; as, in "The grey-eyed morning smiles on the frowning night".
Grey-ghost nA parking officer who wears a grey uniform.
Grey goods nGreige: cotton, linen, silk, rayon or wool fabric before dying, sizing or other processing: named for its grey unfinished appearance.
Grey-haired adjCharacteristic of age, esp. having grey or white hair; grey-headed, grey.
Grey-hat nA hacker who exploits the security weakness in a computer system or product in order to bring the weaknesses to the attention of the owners. unlike a 'black hat' a grey hat acts without malicious intent.
Grey-haired adjShowing characteristics of age, esp. having grey or white hair.
Grey-headed adjTo grow grey-headed; to grow old, be of an old age, as a man. 2. to have served for a long period, inveterate, be an 'old hand at'. 3. to be well versed or experienced in. 4. of things - ancient, old-time worn.
Greyhound nOne of a breed of tall, slender dogs with a long narrow head and smooth short coat:used for hunting and racing. 2. a fast ocean vehicle.
Grey iron nGrey iron, or grey cast iron, is a type of cast iron that has a graphite micro-structure. It is named after the gray color of the fracture it forms, which is due to the presence of graphite. It is the most common cast iron and the most widely used cast material based on weight.
Greyish adjSomewhat grey/ gray.
Greyishly advIn a somewhat grey manner.
Greyishness nThe quality of being greyish.
Greyline nA narrow band of dusk and dawn that separates the areas of daylight from those in darkness throughout the world.
Greyly adjOf colour, with a grey tinge or hue.
Greyness nThe state or quality of being grey. 2. a neutral achromatic color midway between white and black. 2. a colour lacking a hue. 3. a light shade of grey; silver grey.
Grey ore nChalcolite
Grey-out nA temporary loss of consciousness, less severe than a blackout. 2. a temporary loss or blurring of vision caused by oxygen deficiency; especially in aviators or pilots subject to high acceleration.
Greystone nVolcanic rock composed of feldspar.
Greyware nAny of the various kinds of (especially ancient) clay pottery that are grey in colour. 2. a grey area between software and a virus, for example spyware and adware.
Greywater nThe relatively clean waste water from baths, sinks washing machines and other kitchen/ home appliances.
Grey whale n(Eschrichtius robustus), also known as the grey whale, gray back whale, Pacific gray whale, or California gray whale is a baleen whale that migrates between feeding and breeding grounds yearly.
Greywolf nA large wolf of North America; the timber wolf.
Greywork nThe work of a furrier.
Grieve n.Governor of a provincial town. 2. an overseer, manager, head-workman on a farm.
Grill nHarm, hurt, injure.
Grill vb(OE: grillan - to annoy, vex, offend. 2. make angry, provoke. 3. to terrify, tremble, tremble or shudder in fear, hesitate in fear. 2. to cause to sound, play an instrument, twang.
Grill nShivering, shuddering, grilling.
Grill adjOE: griell - angry, harsh, rough, severe, cruel.
Grim adjOf persons, fierce, cruel, savage, harsh. 2. determined, daring, bold. 3. stern, merciless, resolute, uncompromising. 4. forbidding or harsh in aspect. Stern, implying no softening in laughter or jest. 5. dealing with ghastly subjects. 6. harsh and repellent of aspect.
Grim phr"Hold on Like Grim Death" -hold something tenaciously.
Grime nOE: grima - a mask. 2. a creature that has assumed a horrible form; a spectre ghost.
Grimful adjFull of grimness; hence: terrible.
Grimlike adjCharacteristic of, or resembling, something dismal, gloomy, stern, forbidding.
Grimliness nCharacteristic or being dismal, gloomy, stern, forbidding.
Grim-looking adjGrimly, grim-natured, dismal, gloomy, forbidding in aspect.
Grimly advGrim-looking; grim in appearance or nature. 2. with a stern or cruel action, intention, or feeling, fiercely, cruely. 3. rigidly uncomprisingly. 4. dreadfully, frightfully, shockingly, terribly. 5. with a grim look or air (of a person).
Grimness nThe condition or quality of being grim; fierceness, sternness, of formidable aspect.
Grimsightedness nAustere
Grin nA noose, trap or snare for catching birds or animals made of cord, etc
Grin nThe act of grinning, a broad smile.
Grin vbTo smile broadly. 2. to draw back the lips to show the teeth in rage, pain, anger or foolish laughter.
Grin phrGrin and Bear it- to suffer adversity cheerily or without complaint. 2. endure something unpleasant cheerfully, or at least without complaint.
Grin phr"Grin From Ear to Ear" - smile broadly, showing great pleasure or amusement.
Grin phr"Grin Like a Cheshire Cat" - to grin or smile, esp. in a senseless or inappropriate way.
Grind nSteady and hard work, close and hard study: doing so. 2. a laborious student.
Grind vbTo reduce to small particles or powder by crushing between two hard surfaces, triturate. 2. to sharpen, polish, shape by friction. . 3. to make grain into meal; to grind coffee. 4. to produce music on a an organ. 5. to copulate. 6. in OE, to make a grinding or grating noise. 7. to gnash with the teeth. 8 to oppress harshly or cruelly. 9. to masticate. the clash (noise) of weapons.
Grind phr"Daily Grind" - daily work.
Grind phr"Grind Away (At)" - work with gim determination.
Grind phr"Grind Into" - press with great force with fist, heel (tobacco, food, etc). 2. reduce, by grinding (meal, corn, etc).
Grind phr"Grind Down (somebody)" - oppress.
Grind phr"Grind One's Teeth" - grind the upper and lower teeth against each other as an accompaniment, or reaction, to pain, stress, frustration; gnash the teeth.
Grind phr"Grind Out" to utter sentence or oath through teeth (in a grating voice). 2. play, heavily, drearily.
Grind phr"Grind to a Halt" - to cease some activity despite expectations that it would continue. 2. gradually or slowly and inevitability and perhaps noisily to a stop.
Grind phr"Have An Axe To Grind" - pursue a personal and private (often leading to a bias point of view).
Grind phr"The Grind" -a walk take for exercise or grind; anything taken laboriously. 2. (slang) a steeplechase.
Grind phrThe Grind of the Sun" - fig, constantly doing so, going down, setting, rising.
Grind phr"The Mills of God Grinds Slowly" - retribution maybe dealyed but it is inevitable.
Grind phr"The Sun by West Grinds ' - to set, go down; as the sun.
Grinder nAn instrument for grinding: a molar tooth. 2. (slang), a bit-grinder: a computer.
Grind-house nSee "Grinding-house'
Grinding nThe action of grinding.
Grinding adjOf sounds, strident. 2. of effort, burdensome, crushing, exacting, oppressive. 3. of persons, organizations, with extortion. 4. of pain, racking, wearing, excruciating.
Grinding frame nAn English name for cotton spinning machine.
Grinding-house nA mill, a mill-stone. 2. figuratively, of organization, group, place of extortion.
Grindingly advIn a grinding manner.
Grindle nA green valley or dale; as a green dale.
Grindstone nA flat circular stone so hung that it can be rotated upon an axis used for sharpening tools; abrading. 2. millstone.
Grindstone n"To Put One's Nose to the Grindstone" - to work with particular diligence.
Grinner nOne who smiles broadly, as an indication of pleasure, amusement.
Grinnily advIn a grinning manner.
Grip nIntellectual or mental hold for mastering a subject. 2. of a beverage: quality which gives it a hold-able palate. 3. a twinge. 4. fit, spasm, seizure. 5. a handful: as much as can be gripped by the hand.
Grip nBurrow, trench, small open ditch for carrying water, a drain a furrow. 2. gutter in a cow house.
Grip vbTo take hold of, seize, grab, grasp. 2. to dig a trench or ditch.
Grip phr"Come to Grips With" - be on the way to solving a problem. 2. deal with.
Grip phr"Get a Grip On Oneself" - get oneself under control.
Grip phr"Get to Grips with" - begin to deal with or understand; approach with purpose.
Grip phr"Have Something in an Iron Grip - to hold something very securely.
Grip phr"In the Grip of" - in the control or power.
Grip phr"Lose One's Grip" -lose one's intellectual or mental hold for mastering a something.
Gripe vbTo make a grasp or clutch, to seek to get hold of, to close in tight control, sieze firmly. 2. to lay hold, sieze, catch, grasp, grasp tightly with a hand or claw. 3. to get into one's possession, to take, recieve. 4. to enclose in a tight embrace, encircle tightly. 5. to oppress by miserly or penurious means. 6, to grieve, afflict. 7. to produce pain in the bowel.
Gripe phr"Gripe at" - informally complain about, usually unreasonably.
Gripe-all nAn avaricious person.
Griped adjClenched, held tightly and firmly. 2. pained in the bowels.
Gripeful adjAs much as a clenched fist can hold.
Griper nOne who oppresses others by extortionate and niggardly methods; an extortionist. 2. an instrument of torture that presses down. 3. a canine tooth. 4. one who 'gripes or complain.
Gripe water nA product claimed to relieve colic and other gastro-intestinal ailments in infants.
Griping nThe action of griping, grasping or clutching tightly. 2. fig. of person or their action of grasping, being usurious, being avaricious, squeezing, oppressing.
Griping adjThat which gripes, causes pain or distess (causing pain or distress, painful, distressing mentally or physical). 2. spasmodic constriction of the bowel.
Gripingly advIn a griping manner : grasping, clenching, tightening. 2. (lit. & fig.) in a painful and/or distressing manner.
Gripingness nThe state or condition of griping: causing pain or distress; or (2) the act of clenching tightly, grasping firmly etc.
Gripless adjLacking a grip or cable.
Gripman nA worker on a cable car who operates the grip, which by grasping or releasing the moving cable, starts or stops the car.
Grippen vbTo clench the fist.
Gripper nA person or thing that grasps something. 2. the handle of a bicycle, tool etc. that makes it easier to grip. 3. a ticket collector. 4. a visual compartment of a computer window etc. enabling it to be resized or moved.
Gripping nThe action of taking a firm hold of; seizing.
Gripping adjThat grips, clutches, or grasps tightly.
Grippingly advIn a gripping, grasping, grabbing, seizing manner.
Gripple nA hook to seize things with.
Gripple adjNiggardly, usurious, tenacious; gripping.
Gripple-handed adjNiggardly, usurious, tenacious, gripping.
Gripple-minded adjNiggardly, usurious, tenacious, gripping.
Grippleness nAvarice, greed, niggardliness; a greedy desire for something. 2. in mooring: tenaciously gripping.
Grippingly advIn a niggardly, usurious, tenacious, gripping manner.
Grippy adjHaving the tendency to be avaricious. 2. tenacious. 3. capable of holding the attention and interest of a spectator.
Gris nTerror, horror, violence, grise.
GriseadjSad, terrified; (may relate to OE grorn, sad, begrornen, to be sad, terrified, or grye: horror). 2. grisly
GrisevbTo shudder with fear or horror, tremble with great afraidness, affright or abhorrence. 2. to shudder at with terror or abhorrence, to dread, abhor, loathe. 3. to terrify, affright.
Griseful adjHorrible, terrible, fearful, abhorred, dreadful.
Grising nTerror, horror, dread, loathing, abhorrence.
Grisliness nThe state or condition of being grisly, gruesomeness, terrified, dreading, horribleness, fearfulness.
Grisly adjHorribly, savage-looking, terribly, grimly, fear-inspiring, horrifying so as to inspire terror.
Grisness nTerror, horror, dread.
Grist vb.To gnash one's teeth with anger, peevishness. To bring to grist: grounded to meal or powder.
Grist n.Corn or malt, etc., brought to the mill and that has be grounded. 2. the action of grinding. 3. fig: st. or so. grounded down by oppression or burden and used for advantage by others. 4. a lot, a number, a quantity of b anything, as a 'grist of flies'.
Grist phr"A Grist of Files" - a large amount, swarm of flies.
Grist phrAll is Grist that Comes to His Mill - He (God) turns everything to account.
Grist phrBring Grist to Someone's/One's Mill- to bring one business or advantage, 2, everything has some value. 2. something that one can seize, make use of, turn to one's own purposes.
Grist phr"Bring to Grist" - grounded to meal or powder.
Gristbite vbTo gnash one teeth.
Gristiness nState or quality of being gristy.
Gristing nThe action of grinding, milling corn, wheat, maize etc.
Gristle nCartilage, also known as gristle-bone. 2. (fig.) a tender or delicate person. 3. slang: the nose.
Gristle phr"In the Gristle" - embryonic, unformed, or iniiatory stage of existence; inchoate.
Gristle-bone nCartilage.
Gristly advHard to chew, rubbery.
Gristmill nA mill where grain is processed; a flour mill.
Gristy adjGrainy, mealy, coarse.
Grit nMinute particle of stone or sand, as produced by attrition or breakdown. 2. earth, soil, mould. 3. the ground. 4. firmness or solidity of character: great pluck or spirit, stamina. 5. bran, chaff, mill-dust, coarse oatmeal. 6. oats husked, but not ground. 7. a coarsely grounded hominy.
Grit vbTo produce a grating sound, as by crushing of grit, to move with such a grating noise. 2. to cover with grit or sand. 3. to gritty sound.
Grit phr"Grit One's Teeth" - to grind or press the teeth together. 2. clench one's jaw so that the teeth close hard against each other. 3. to pursue something tenaciously and stubbornly. 4. face up or get ready to suffer.
Grit nThe Crab, perhaps because of it's sideways, tenacious walk.
Grit vbTo make a grating sound, of like the crushing of grit. 2. to cover with sands or grit.
Grit phr"To Grit One's Teeth" - to utter with the teeth gritted or almost closed.
Grith nOE: security; specifically in Old English law. 2. sanctuary or or refuge provided by the church. 3. a place or sanctuary, asylum, or refuge.
Gritberry nThe genus Camorostaphylis
Grith nProtection, defence, safe conduct. 2. in OE law, security, peace or protection guaranteed under limitations (afterwards assumed the meaning of peace). 3. a sanctuary, asylum; quarter in battle.
Grith vbTo make peace, give sanctuary or protection
Grith nHand-grith: protection under the king's hand.
Grithbreach nBreach of grith and penalty for the breaching of..
Grithful adjPeaceful. 2. protective, secured.
Grith-fulness nPeacefulness.
Grithless adjWithout peace, security or sanctuary.
Grithly advPeaceably, securely, protectively.
Grithly adjPeaceful, protective, secure.
Grithman nA man, esp. a criminal who has taken sanctuary.
Grithstone nStones that marked the boundary or bounds of a place of sanctuary.
Grithstool nPlaces of sanctuary.
Grithtown nA town or village where grith or sanctuary is given
Gritless adjHaving no grit, without determination or tenacity. 2. having 'no grit' of character. 3. without a gritty or grating sound.
Gritstone nA hard coarse grained, siliceous stone, often used as a building material.
Grittily advIn a determined, gritty, gritful or tenacious manner. 2. plucky, spirited, courageos, resolute.
Grittiness nThe quality, state or condition of being gritty. 2. consisting of, or containing or resembling grit, sand.
Grittle nCoarse grain.
Grittle vbTo grind corn coarsely.
Gritty adjOf the nature, resembling grit, sandy; with minute particles rendering it unpleasant. 2. fig. of a literary style with allusion to the unpleasant qualities of 'gritty bread'. 3. having firmness of character or courage; full of determination or pluck.
Groan nA low deep sound of grief, pain or displeasure. 2. to groan inwardly, within oneself, from the heart.
Groan vbTo make a low deep sound of grief, pain or displeasure; to be in pain or overburdened.
Groan phr"Groan Out" - utter with a groan.
Groan phr"Groan Under (or Beneath)" - to be oppressed, overburdened
Groan phr"Groan With" - produce a long. low sound from the throat, deliberately or involuntary.
Groaner nOne who groans. 2. a thief or killer who attends the funeral of his victims.
Groanful adjLugubrious.
Groaning nThe action of groaning.
Groaning-board nA squeaky floor
Groaningly advIn a groaning manner.
Groaning-time nThe travails of labor.
Groatworthy adjOf small nad insignificant value.
Groats nHulled or crushed grain, esp. oats, but also wheat, barley and maize. 2. raw oats. 3. small particles.
Groats phr"Blood Without Groats is Nothing" - family without fortune is worthless. The allusion is perhaps to black pudding which consists chiefly of blood and groats formed into a sausage.
Groats broth nThick, not very tasty soup.
GroatsworthynA small handful of little monetary value.
Groom nMan newly married, or about to be married; a bridegroom: the correlative of bride.
Groomsman nA man who serves as one of a number of attendants to a bridegroom at a wedding, one of whom is the best man.
Grope vbFeel about, search blindly, as in grope one's way. 2. to feel about with or as with hands, as in the dark, feel one's way. 3. to seek out or find by or as by groping.
Grope phr"Grope After/For" - try to find, in a blind, fumbling way.
Groping adjTouching, grasping, seizing, attaining.
Groping nThe act or action of seizing, grasping, touching.
Gropingly advIn a touching, grasping, groping manner
Grot nOE: grot- a fragment, particle, atom.
Ground nThe bottom, the lowest part or downward limit of anything, of the sea, surface of the earth, a well, ditch, hell. the first or preliminary coat of paint or size applied to a surface. 2. (art) the surface (as a wall or canvas) prepared to take the paint for a painting. 3. a connection between an electrical device and a large conducting body, such as the earth (which is taken to be at zero voltage)

4. a relatively homogeneous percept extending back of the figure on which attention is focused. 5. the part of a scene (or picture) that lies behind objects in the foreground. 6. a position to be won or defended in battle (or as if in battle) 7. a rational motive for a belief or action. 8. the solid part of the earth's surface. 9. material in the top layer of the surface of the earth in which plants can grow (especially with reference to its quality or use.) 10. a relation that provides the foundation for something. 11. the loose soft material that makes up a large part of the land surface

Ground vbEstablish, instruct (in elementary principles). ground use as a basis for; found on: base a claim on some observation. 2. instruct someone in the fundamentals of a subject. 3. connect to a ground; ground the electrical connections for safety reasons. 4. fix firmly and stably. 5. cover with a primer; apply a primer to. . hit onto the ground. 7. throw to the ground in order to stop play and avoid being tackled behind the line of scrimmage. 8. place or put on the ground

confine or restrict to the ground: ground a plane. 9. hit or reach the ground 10. bring to the ground.

Ground phr"Above the Ground" - situated or taking place on or above the surface of the ground. 2. operating or established within the establishment, conventional.
Ground phr"Along the Ground" - moving along the surafce of the ground, as reptiles.
Ground phr"Be Grounded" - often in the expression " to be well grounded" : to be well acquainted with a subject.
Ground phr"Break New Ground" - to progress in a new direction. 2. to do something which there is no precedent. 3. do or find something new.
Ground phr"Bring to Ground" - to cast down, overthrow, overcome, subdue.
Ground phr"Come to Ground" - to be overcome, perish. 2. to be buried, to bury.
Ground phr"Down to the Ground" - appropriate, siutable for someone. 2. thoroughly, in every respect.
Ground phr"Fall to Ground" - to come to nothing, to be given up, or abandoned so as to be dashed to the ground.
Ground phr"From the Ground Up" - completely, entirety, from the first, or initial stage.
Ground phr"Gain Ground" - to advance, make steady progress.
Ground phr"Get (or be let in)In On the Ground Floor" - to invest on very favorable terms. 2. allow somebody to join an organization on the same terms as its founders.
Ground phr"Get (Something) Off the Ground" - to make a successful start. 2. iniatate; put into action.
Ground phr"Give Ground" - to recede, fall back; retreat, yield. 2. to make some concessions or to retreat or to concede some arguments.
Ground phr"Go To Ground" - withdraw quietly and secretly. 2. to be unavailable to those seeking a person. 3. hide, evade from pursuers.
Ground phrGround and Lofty : fundamental & inspiring, (loft/lofty: late OE.)
Ground phr"Ground On" - give, provide as a basis.
Ground phr"Ground Out" - see 'grind out'.
Ground phr"Ground Down" - to reduce to small particles. 2. fig. to exhaust, wear out, tired out.
Ground phr"Have One's Feet On the Ground" - take a practical, realistic view.
Ground phr"Have the High Ground" - to have an advantage in moral terms.
Ground phr"Hold One's Ground" - not retreat or back away.
Ground phr"Keep (Have)One's Ear to the Ground" - to be well informed on current developments.
Ground phr"Kiss the Ground" - to suffer loss.
Ground phr"Lose Ground" - to fall back.
Ground phr"Make Up Ground" - to make progress, advance.
Ground phr"On Dry Ground" - on terra firma rather than water (or sea).
Ground phr"On One's Home/Own Ground" - where one has local advantage of knowledge or personal experience
Ground phr"On Shaky Ground" - not to have strong arguments.
Ground phr"On the Ground" - in situ. 2. at the point of production or operation; in practical conditions.
Ground phr"Plough(Plow) New Ground" - to laboriously engaged in an untried activity.
Ground phr"Rooted to the Ground" - immobile, fixed to the spot.
Ground phr"Run to Ground" - to discover the whereabouts of some person.
Ground phr"Shift One's Ground - change one's opinion, viewpoint.
Ground phr"Stand One's Ground" - to maintain an argument or purpose. 2. to maintain one's stance in face of opposition. be firm, unyielding.
Ground phr"Take the Ground from under Someone's feet" - to unexpectedly withdraw support and in the process cause embarrassment. 2. to demolish sometimes case or argument.
Ground phr"Thick on the Ground" - common; plentiful.
Ground phr"Thin on the Ground" - uncommon; scarce.
Ground phr"Well Grounded" - having a deep knowledge of.
Ground phr'Work Oneself into the Ground" - work to the point of exhaustion.
GroundnGrave, burial plot, tomb.
Ground-birds nGeneric name for any columbine, gallineous, grallatorial or struthious birds. 2. a field sparrow or vesper sparrow.
Ground-breaker nA person who is an originator, innovator, or pioneer in a particular activity.
Ground-breaking adjInovative, pioneering, original
Ground-breakingly advIn a innovating, pionering, originating manner.
Ground-burst nThe detonation of an explosive device such as an artillery shell or a nuclear weapon in the air instead of on the ground.
Ground-ebb nLow water.
Grounded adjAcquainted, or in the case of being 'well-grounded' - having a deep knowledge of a subject; as, 'well or thoroughly grounded in French'. 2. reduced, grounded down to small particles.
Groundedly advIn a grounded or well-established manner; fundamentally, deeply, thoroughly.
Groundedness nThe state or condition of being grounded
Grounder nOne who or that which grounds.
Ground-feet adjFirmly fixed to the ground; flightless.
Groundfire nA forest fire that burns the humus and usually doesn't appear at the surface. 2. gunfire from the ground directed against aircraft.
Ground floor nThe floor of a building level or almost level with the ground.
Ground floor phr"To Get In On the Ground Floor" - to enter or accompny or join a business undertaking at its inception and hence receive equal profits with the promoters.
Ground frost nA ground temperature low enough to cause injury to growing plants usually reckoned at 30 df. 2. frost formed on the surface of the ground or in the top layer of the soil.
Ground furse nCammock
Ground game nGame animals such as rabbits and hares that live on the ground.
Ground glass nGlass with a smooth ground surface that renders it transparent while retaining its transluceness. 2. glass ground without an abrasive powder.
Groundhate n.Deep-seated hatred, fundamental apathy.
Ground hog nAardvark; the woodchuck, a sandhog. 2. slang term for various workmen whose jobs keep them always on the ground. 3. one who works or walks far from their base camp, eg., footsoldier.
Ground-hog Day nFebruary 2, Candlemas: according to rural tradition, if the ground hog, emerging after hibernation sees his shadow on this day, he retreats to the hole, thus indicating six weeks more of winter; if he does it is a sign of an early spring. 2. a term used by former President Clinton to refer to soldiers returning for a tour-of-duty to the same war-zone they've been to in the past.
Ground-hopper nA small predominately brown insect that has well developed wings.
Ground ice nIce formed on the bottom of water. 2. ice on a hard surface such as a road.
Grounding nThe action of founding or establishing. 2. the act of instructing in elementary or fundamental principles; instructions of this kind. 3. grounds, sediments.
Grounding phr"A Grounding In" - training or instruction that gives someone basic knowledge of a particular subject.
Ground ivy nA creeping herb - Nepeta hederacea - with roundish kidney-shaped, scalloped leaves and bluish-purple flowers.
Groundlay nFoundation layer
Ground-keeper nSomeone who takes care of the upkeep of the gardens.
Ground-keeping nThe occupation of taking care of the upkeep of the gardens.
Groundless adjBottomless, unfathomable (lit. and fig.) 2. destitute of foundation, authority or support. 3. having no real cause or reason; unfounded.
Groundlessly advWithout grounds; without adequate reason or concern.
Groundlessness nThe quality of being groundlessness or without foundation of adequate reason.
Groundling nA plant or creeper. 2. an animal that lives on the ground or of terrestrail habits. 3. of humble rank; one of base breeding or sentiment. 4. of inferior taste, uncritical or unrefined person.
Groundly adjWell-established or founded, solid, firm. 2. of instruction: thorough. 2. thoroughy instructed or educated. 3. thorough, complete; solid; deep; profound  
Groundly advIn a well-founded, firmly established, deep-seated or fundamental manner; with relation to the ground or root ; thoroughly, profoundly. 2. to the very ground, to the very bottom; thoroughly, completely; solidly; deeply; profoundly
Groundnut nThe peanut. 2. any of several plants having edible tubers, attached to the roots, as the ground pea.
Grounds nThe foundation which something immaterial is built-up: an underlying principle.
Groundsel nSeneccio vulgaris. 2. a timber serving as a foundation to carry a super-structure, a framework, a foundation. 3. the foundation which something immaterial is built-up: an underlying principle.
Groundselling nThe action of serving as a foundation to carry a super-structure, a framework, a foundation. 2. the foundation which something immaterial is built-up or based upon: an underlying principle.
Groundshare nThe sharing of a stadium, as a cost saving device, between two local sporting clubs.
Ground-sheet nA sheet of waterproof material that is spread on the ground, or beneath a tent, upon which a person may sit or sleep.
Groundsill nThe lowest horizontal timber in a frame building; a goundsel.
Groundskeeper nA groundsman.
Groundsman nA person who maintains sports grounds, parks, or the grounds of a school or other institution. 2. a ground-keeper.
Ground speed nThe speed of an aircraft with relation to the earth.
Ground-spider nGenerally, ground spiders are characterized by having barrel-shaped anterior spinnerets that are one spinneret diameter apart. The main exception to this rule is found in the ant-mimicking genus Micaria. Another characteristic is an indentation in the endites (paired mouthparts anterior and lateral to the labium, or lip). All ground spiders lack a prey-capture web and generally run prey down on the surface. They hunt at night and spend the day in a silken retreat.[1] The thick-walled egg sacs are guarded by the mother until the spider lings hatch
Ground-stone nFoundation stone
Ground-stathel nFoundation, base.
Groundstatheling.nFoundation, base.
Ground sward nTurf, patch of green
Groundsweat n"Take (have the) groundsweat" - the grave, or to lie in the ground or grave.
Groundswell nDeep swell or heavy rolling of the sea, as the result of a distant storm or seismic disturbance. 2. fig. swell of emotion, mental or political agitation.
Ground thought nProfound or deep thought or thinking
Ground wall nA retaining wall.
Groundwards advTowards the ground. 2. turned or inclined towards the ground.
Ground water nFree sub-surface water, the top of which is the water table. 2. all water in and saturating the soil.
Ground wave nA radio wave which travels along the surface of the earth.
Ground wire nThe wire connecting an electrical apparatus with the ground or with a grounded object.
Ground wood n(Paper industry) wood that has been mechanically ground for pulp or direct use to produce certain kinds of paper or board
Groundwork nA fundamental part; a basis.
Groundwork phr"Put in the Groundwork" - to do what is necessary before an event or process can begin; lay the groundwork.
Groundworm nAn earthworm or worm snake.
Grout nCoarse meal, peeled grain. 2. sediment, dregs, groats, lees, grounds. 3. a cup-shaped receptacle in which ingredients are crushed or ground, used in cooking or pharmacy
Grout vbTo fill, surround or finish with stones.
Grouty adjTurbid as liquid. 2. cross or surly, sulky.
Grove nA group of trees, smaller than a forest. 2. a small wood, esp. one cleared of underbrush. 3. nemoral. 4. a collective of objects resembling a grove.
Groved adjCovered in, or having, groves.
Groveless adjNot having or devoid of a grow.
Grove-like adjResembling or like a grove: small group of trees with minimal or no undergrowth.
Grover nOne who lives in a grove.
Grovey adjSomewhat like a grove.
Grow vbOf a plant, to manifest vigorous life, to put forth foliage, flourish, be green. 2. to increase by a natural process of development or of enlargement, as a living organism or any of its parts; specifically, to increase by assimilation of nutriment, as animals or plants. 3. to be enlarged or extended, in general; increase; wax: as, a growing reputation; to grow in grace or in beauty. 4. to be changed from one state to another; become; be carried or extended, as to a condition or a result: as, to row pale; to grow indifferent; to grow rich; the wind growing into a tempest 6. to become attached or conjoined by or as if by a process of growth. 7. to lead: as, the chain grows out on the port bow. 8. to pass beyond or away from in development; leave behind; give up: as, to grow out of one's early beliefs or follies. 9. to take root; spring up; arise: as, a hostile feeling grew up in the community. 10. to cause to grow; cultivate; produce; raise: as, a farmer grows large quantities of wheat. 11. of a crystal, to develop or enlarge by the addition of molecules arranged in accordance with the laws of molecular attraction.
Grow phr"Grow Cold" - to wane or lose interest or enthusiasm for something or someone. 2. to be disenchanted or to fall out of love with someone.
Grow phr"Grow From" - germinate and reach fruition. 2. have as its origin; arise from.
Grow phr"Grow In' - become wiser, more worthy to lead, more important , etc; gain in.
Grow phr"Grow Into" - become, with the passage of time. 2. to become by degrees, ineradically fixed, vitally or indissolubly united with.
Grow phr"Grow On" - become gradually more attractive. 2. come with the passage with time.
Grow phr"Grow Out" - to be obliterated by growth.
Grow phr"Grow Out Of" - to become to big for (clothes). 2. to lose with the passage of time or with maturity, bad habits. 3. have as an origin, arise from, grow from. 4. abandon, lose with the passage of time or maturity. 5. have as an origin or cause; arise from,
Grow phr"Grow Over" - cover, spread over. 2. grow over with.
Grow phr"Grow To" - to be an organic or integral part of.
Grow phr"Grow Together" - to coalesce, unite or become united.
Grow phr"Grow Up" - to behave or think as an adult ought to, face the realities of life as it is, not as a child might imagine it to be. 2. go through one's formative years.
Grow phr"Grow Up into" - become, as one grows older, a villian, saint .
Grow phr"Grow Upon" - become gradually more favorably impressed by something.
Grow phr"Not Let the Grass Grow under One's Feet" - not let inertia or delay spoil something.
Grower nOne who grows or produces; as, a grower of corn; also, that which grows or increases; as, a vine may be a rank or a slow grower. 2. one who or that which grows or increa3. one who grows, raises, or produces; a cultivator or producer: as, a hop-grower; a cattle-grower
Growhouse nGrowing-house, grower-house : a property, usually in a residential neighourhood, that is primarily used for the production of marijuana and other illegal drugs.
Growing adj(Of a living thing) undergoing natural development by increasing in size and changing physically. 2. coming into existence and developing.
Growingly advIncreasing more and more.
Grow light nAn artificial light source, generally an electric light, designed to stimulate plant growth by emitting an electromagnetic spectrum appropriate for photosynthesis.
Grown adjMature, fully developed.
Growness nThe state or condition of growing or being overgrown.
Growsome adjFavourable to growth.
Grow-someness nState of being able to growth.
Grown man/woman phrAn adult; somebody who has, or should have common sense. 2. somebody who will behave reasonably.
Grown-up nHaving reach the age of an adult. 2. a mature person. 3. a grown man or woman.
Grown-up-domness: nThe state of onset of adulthood
Growth nA growth, increase; what has grown or is growing, expanding or increasing. 2. the gradual beginning or coming forth. 3.vegetation that has, trees. 3. something grown or growing of hair. 4. (biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level. 5. a progression from simpler to more complex forms. 6. a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important as the increase in population. 7. (pathology) an abnormal proliferation of tissue (as in a tumor)
Growthful adj Full of growth; capable of growth.
Growthless adjHaving no growth; destitute.
Growth-making nPromoting growth in various fields and endeavours
Growthman nOne advocating or favouring a policy of expansion, growth and the fixing of specific economic goals
Growthmanship nA policy advocating or favouring a policy of expansion, growth and the fixing of specific economic goals
Growth ring nThe layer of wood added to a tree during one growing period. 2. one of the concentric of new wood added to the trunk of a tree during one season of growth; a tree-ring.
Growthsome adjProductive, fertile.
Growth stock nA company stock that tends to increase in capital value rather than yield high income.
Growthwise advTending to growth; in terms of growth.
Growthy adjPromoting growth. 2. of good growth, capable of growing to a large size.
Grunt n.Hog's sound; low gruff, guttural sound, similar to a sound made by other animals, including man. 2. US combat soldier, a marine soldier or non-flying Airforce officer. 3. any person doing menial work. 4. a fish that makes a grunting noise when caught, in particular, when caught.
Grunt vbTo make a low gruff sound; to grumble, complain.
Grunter nA fish that makes a grunting sound. 2. any animal (a pig) or person that grunts, makes a low, short, guttural sound. 3. a low ranking soldier or unskilled worker.
Grunting nThe characteristic low short gruff noise of a pig, or similar sound, as a disgust. 2. abnormal, deep, short, hoarse sounds in exhalationthat often accompany severe chest pain.
Grunting adjThat grunts.
Gruntle nPleased, satisfied. A back-formation from 'disgruntled' the original meant to utter a little or low grunt.
Gruntle vbTo put in a good humour.
Gruntled adjPleased, satisfied or contented.
Gruntlike adjResembling or characteristic of a grunt.
Gruntling nA little pig, piglet.
Gruntingly advWith a grunting sound.
Gruntwork nAn expression used to describe thankless and menial work. Grunt work can also refer to jobs that lack glamour and prestige or are boring and repetitive. This term may be derived from the slang term "grunts," which was used to describe low-ranking American soldiers during the Vietnam war.
Grure nFright, terror, fearful agony, something frightful.
Grureful adjFrightful, terrible, awful.
Grurefully advTerribly, frightfully, awfully.
Grythe nThe spider, attercop.
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